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Flamenco Dance Beginners' Block Course: 10 March 2020


Tue 2 Jun 2020, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Tue 9 Jun 2020, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Tue 16 Jun 2020, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Tue 23 Jun 2020, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Tue 30 Jun 2020, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, 61-69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Block course fee: $210.00
  • Per class: $15.00
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Listed by: jessical6j

Flamenco originated from a melting pot of cultures in southern Spain. It weaves canté (song), guitar, percussion and dance together into a powerful, passionate art form.

Dance taught by Jessica Garland, with most classes accompanied by guitarists Mark Edwards and Bill Nichol. Absolute dance beginners, curious rhythm-seekers and flamenco aficionados all welcome.

Try the first class for free.
$210 for the course or $15 per class.
All proceeds from classes will go towards supporting flamenco in Aotearoa.

For for more information contact Jessica: or 020 4162 918.

About the classes:
All genders and ages are welcome. Wear shoes ideally with a broad, strong heel (no stilettoes) and comfortable clothes. The block course will focus on learning technique, compás (rhythm) and two short choreographies (tangos and bulerias). The classes will run every Tuesday from 10 March - 18 August, except July school holidays.

About us:
Jessica Garland
Under her mother’s tutelage, Jessica started dancing flamenco at the age of 16. At a young age, she travelled to Spain and studied full-time under leading flamenco artists. On her return, she taught and performed around Aotearoa as part of Desde Sevilla Flamenco Dance Company. Now, following 12 years in London, she is keen to help grow and sustain the flamenco community in Pōneke and beyond.

Mark Edwards
Mark has been an aficionado of flamenco for more than 30 years. He has studied flamenco guitar in New Zealand, Australia and Spain and has performed in many concerts. Mark is a member of the Desde Sevilla Flamenco Dance Company and is keen to promote, inspire and help others to become part of the great art form of Flamenco.

Bill Nichol
Discovering Flamenco guitar while studying Classical in London, Bill moved to Spain to study with teachers in Madrid, Seville and Jerez. He now maintains his addiction with frequent trips between Wellington and Andalucía. ¡Anda!

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